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Danny Hughes

For the 2010 player see Daniel Hughes

Image DOB: 4 December 1963

Debut: Round 1, 1984 against Collingwood at Victoria Park
Last MFC Game: Round 20, 1990 against West Coast at Subiaco

Games: 124 (135 total)
Goals: 23 (24 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
6406051.61


From: Port Adelaide, Selection #13 1981 VFL Draft

Number: 10 1984-1990

Honours:
Grand Final team - 1988
Best and Fairest - 1985
All-Australian - 1988
South Australian state player - 1986, 1988, 1989
Reserves Premiership player - 1984

Hughes was a rugged defender who crossed from the SANFL at the start of 1984 and won a Best and Fairest the next year. He was often called on to play in other positions, including the ruck, ruck-rover and as a centreman.

He had an ongoing rivalry with Magpie Brian Taylor which stretched over a few seasons. Hughes captained the 1987 Night Grand Final side in the absence of Robert Flower who was out with a broken finger.

He served as Vice-Captain in 1988 and 1989 but returned to Adelaide to join the Adelaide Crows for their inaugural season in the AFL. He retired from AFL football at the end of that year and rejoined Port Adelaide in the SANFL where he played until the end of 1993 before coaching Redcliffs. In 1998 he joined Mildura as coach and was there through 2000.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1984 1120
1985 2211
1986 1560
1987 2223
1988 1810
1989 1942
1990 1770
Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Round 15, 1982 Knocking to ground after marking Not Guilty
Round 7, 1988 Striking 2 matches
Round 17, 1988 Striking 4 matches

Lists
Adelaide

Media
"Hughes is a devil when it comes to a challenge" - The Age 02/04/1987

Links
Adelaide FC profile
Wikipedia profile

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